Is this the World’s Wildest Honda Fit?
In late August, a mere handful of weeks before the 2014 SEMA Show, Honda reached out to six aftermarket build teams with a challenge: take a stock 2015 Honda Fit and turn it into a custom one-off deserving of fan praise.The crews got down to work, fans commenced voting for their favorite entries and now Tjin Edition’s incredible 2015 Honda Fit has walked away with the trophy. Though that isn’t too surprising once you lay eyes on it. RELATED: See More of the Kylie Tjin Honda Fit Custom
The brains behind the edgy Fit, designer Neil Tjin, walked me through some of its finer details. Tjin's aggressive widebody package features custom metal flares that weave into the car's stock center body lines. He noted that from the start, "this Fit had to have an authentic metal widebody, it just had to." Up front, Tjin mounted headlights, foglights and a front effects package from Coplus, and dressed the whole car in a custom Axalta paint job, finished off with JDM-spec Honda emblems.
Underneath, the Fit rides on massive 18-inch iForged wheels with a huge 5.5-inch lip in the rear and sports Falken tires. Stopping power comes courtesy of big six-piston Baer brakes and 14-inch rotors connected to an Airrex air-ride suspension. Tjin’s friendly competitor in the challenge, Bisimoto Engineering, even lent a hand with some engine work.
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Though it’s a big win for Tjin Edition, it’s an even bigger win for Neil’s kids, as he noted that both his son and his daughter had significant input in the design. The brakes come emblazoned in pink (an addition of daughter Kylie), the window decal reads ‘Collin Basketball Association’ (for son Collin), and the hatchback comes filled with basketballs and sneakers.
This marks the third Fit that Tjin has plied his automotive craft to and, with big wins like this, it might not be the last.
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